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Russian trade with Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Tanzania in the fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Tanzania

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Tanzania was $33,282,658, down 19.89% ($8,264,058) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $16,336,205, down 45.44% ($13,605,912) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $16,946,453, up 46.03% ($5,341,854) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade balance with Tanzania went from a surplus of $18,337,518 in the 4th quarter of 2015, to a deficit of $610,248 in the 4th quarter of 2016.

Tanzania was Russia’s 111th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 99th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0244% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0318% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Tanzania was Russia’s 107th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 95th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0195% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0363% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Tanzania was Russia’s 93rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 92nd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0323% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0240% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Tanzania

The major share of Russian exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 85.09% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (65.93% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.89% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (6.05% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.22% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (4.51% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.89% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (5.33% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.90% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (10.56% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (7.48% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $287,506;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $235,887;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $196,737.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,325,980;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,319,265;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,235,629;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,238,993;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $739,397;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $632,328;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $618,892;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $92,952;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $65,263.
Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 196,737 1.20 0
10 Cereals 13,076,375 80.05 19,402,355-32.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 627,005 3.84 339,49984.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,871 0.04 54,298-89.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 303,367 1.86 1,542,360-80.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 235,887 1.44 0
29 Organic chemicals 13,240 0.08 0
31 Fertilizers 603,050 3.69 1,342,447-55.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 7,286-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 23-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 65,263-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,125,051 6.89 1,743,943-35.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 2,430-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,076 0.01 2,160-50.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 10,360-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 620 0.00 1,323-53.14
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 373-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 24,780-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 3,567-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,235,629-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 736 0.00 38491.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,385 0.12 113,337-82.01
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 29,270 0.18 6594,341.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 97,535 0.60 2,416,800-95.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 632,328-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0 0.00 352-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 161-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Tanzania

The major share of Russian imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Tanzania (99.88% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $4,360,110;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $929,310.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 7,151-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,969 0.03 7,406-32.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 194,105 1.15 166,98816.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,807,296 16.57 1,877,98649.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 749,337 4.42 700,4676.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 13,190,746 77.84 8,830,63649.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 4,753-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 9,212-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia